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Meth Cleanup Program

Program Overview

The Montana Meth Cleanup Program (MCP) administers Montana Code Annotated Title 75, chapter 10, part 13, Methamphetamine Contamination-Indoor Property Decontamination Standards (2005), requiring establishment of decontamination standards and procedures for the cleanup of indoor/habitable property contaminated by the illegal manufacture of Meth. The MCP posts known Meth labs on this website and works with property owners, contractors and local health officials to remediate the labs. In 2021, House Bill 116 was signed into law, extending legal requirements to inhabitable properties contaminated by smoke from the use of Methamphetamine.

The MCP approves the training and certification of contractors and their employees to conduct Meth lab assessment and/or remediation activities in accordance with Administrative Rule of Montana (ARM) 17.74.507. The MCP reviews assessment and remediation reports to determine if cleanup standards have been met and if the property can be removed from this website.

 

Contacts

Methamphetamine Cleanup Program 

 

Methamphetamine Cleanup Program
Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Main Number
(406) 444-5300

Fax Number
(406) 444-1376

Main Inbox
DEQMethCleanupProgram@mt.gov

Environmental Science Specialist
Greg Kurvink (406) 444-1436

Environmental Science Specialist
John Benoit (406) 444-5286

Environmental Science Specialist
Cassie Mann (406) 444-1417

Data Control Specialist
Amanda Allen (406) 444-2886

Section Supervisor
Denise Brunett (406) 444-4096

Bureau Chief
(Vacant) (406) 444-5300
Fax: (406) 444-1374

DISCLAIMER: Some of the inhabitable properties identified on this list were provided by the Montana Department of Justice to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality prior to the implementation of House Bill 60 (2005); however, the properties are listed as required by Montana Code Annotated Section 75-10-1306.

If you are the owner or have a legal interest in a property on this list, please contact us.  We are committed to helping those who are impacted now and in the future by the illegal manufacture or use of meth.

The Department of Environmental Quality is continues to identify and assist those owners who have property identified on this list and help them comply with the laws and rules pertaining to the cleanup of property contaminated by the production of Methamphetamine.  Mobile homes and recreational-type vehicles that contained meth labs are identified with additional information and listed at the last known address.  These mobile homes and recreational-type vehicles may have been moved from the listed property site.  Please check the serial number on mobile homes and recreational-type vehicles matching the description.

The Methamphetamine Cleanup Program has updated the means by which information is provided to the public by a "live" link to its identified property information. By "live," we mean that identified and verified Methamphetamine lab properties that are entered into our database will reflect on our website on the day of data entry.

To view the Meth Lab Contaminated Properties, click on the link below. 

The information displayed in this list is updated continuously and information is listed with the most recent status. If you have any information, questions or comments, please contact DEQ via our home page or by contacting the Meth Program at (406) 444-5300.

Live Link: Meth Lab Contaminated Properties

Document Format
Clandestine Methamphetamine Incident Report Form
This form is used by law enforcement reporting agencies to report clandestine Methamphetamine incidents to the Department of Environmental Quality Methamphetamine Cleanup Program as required by Montana Code Annotated Section 75-10-1306.
.PDF  
Meth Cleanup Contractor Application .PDF Word Doc
MT Department of Justice, Hazard Assessment and Recognition Plan Form (HARP) .PDF Word Doc


Please submit any completed forms to:

Methamphetamine Cleanup Program
Waste & Underground Tank Management Bureau
P.O. Box 200901
Helena MT 59620-0901

The Methamphetamine Cleanup community includes persons that are Montana-certified to clean up Methamphetamine-contaminated properties. The following list of persons have been trained by Montana-certified trainers pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Section 75-10-1304 and Administrative Rule of Montana Title 17, Chapter 74, Subchapter 5. Their services are available throughout the state.

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only. Only Montana-certified Methamphetamine lab cleanup persons can conduct Methamphetamine lab cleanup work in the state of Montana.  Before hiring a meth cleanup contractor, verify that they are certified to perform meth cleanup work in Montana. You may call the Methamphetamine Cleanup Program for further information at (406) 444-5300.

List updated on: 07/19/2021

Contractor Type
Sage Augure
Water Rights, Inc.
PO Box 9285
Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 251-6100
Email: waterrightsinc@gmail.com
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Justin Barnes
16476 Penny Lane
Florence, MT 59833
(406) 239-6674
E-mail: toptierrestorationMT@gmail.com
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Janet Beumer
PO Box 5494
Kalispell, MT 59903
(406) 885-5262
Email: BioHazMT@gmail.com
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Christopher Casas
GEM Environmental, Inc.
201 N. Russell St., Suite 6
Missoula, MT  59802
(406) 370-4139
Email:  chris.casas@gem-environmental.com
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Brennan J. DeArrieta
Water Rights, Inc.
PO Box 9285
Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 251-6100
Email: waterrightsinc@gmail.com
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Cecile L Delahaye
Kirby Environmental
101 Canyon View
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 250-6902
Email: cecile@kirbyenvironmental.com
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Wade J Dolechek
Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration
7069 Niehenke Ave
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 628-0178
Email: wade@alphaomegapros.com
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William C Fields
Fields Construction
64 Dogbone Rd
Helena, MT  59602
(406) 461-3564
Email:  fieldsconstruction406@gmail.com
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Deanna Greenburg
46 Chickadee Lane
Lewistown, MT  59457
(406) 366-0364
Email:  doorbuilder@gmail.com
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William Heckard
46 Chickadee Lane, Unit B
Lewistown, MT  59457
(406) 366-0364
Email:  doorbuilder@gmail.com
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Dan Hirning
YBI Restoration
3735 S. 7th St. West
Missoula, MT  59804
(406) 728-6500
Email:  dan@missoularestoration.com</a
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W. Brant Holland
Servpro of Bozeman and Billings
PO Box 456
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
(406) 589-4855
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Brock Jimerson
1800 Water Damage of Western Montana
PO Box 1772
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 407-3344
Email: brock.jimerson@1800waterdamage.com</a
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Mike Kelly
NewFields Companies, LLC
700 SW Higgins Ave., Ste 15
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-8270
Email: dmccammon@newfields.com
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Bruce Kirby
Kirby Environmental
101 Canyon View
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 250-6902
Email: bruce@kirbyenvironmental.com
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Ryan McGee
PO Box 7886
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 461-4037
Email: rmcgee1763@gmail.com
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Megan Montgomery
1800 Water Damage of Western Montana
PO Box 1772
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 407-3344
Email: megan.montgomery@1800waterdamage.com
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Robert Montgomery
1800 Water Damage of Western Montana
PO Box 1772
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 407-3344
Email: robert.montgomery@1800waterdamage.com
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Tasha Neil
Northern Industrial Hygiene, Inc.
201 South 30th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-7766
Email: tneil@northernih.com
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Tiffany Ott
TSO Industrial Hygiene
3529 ST Ann Street
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 490-2331
Email: tiffany@tsoih.com
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Emmon Snyder
ES Ventures Inc
2 Orchard Court
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 546-2280
Email: emmon@esventuresinc.com
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Tylor Upham
Day to Day Solutions
PO Box 3402
Missoula, MT  59801
(406) 207-6953
Email: daytodaysolutionsllp@gmail.com
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Nicholas Wackerly
Newman Restoration
PO Box 21891
Billings, MT 59104
(406) 672-2819
Email: service@newmanclean.com
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Lee P. Yelin
Water Rights, Inc.
PO Box 9285
Missoula, MT 59807
(406) 251-6100
Email: waterrightsinc@gmail.com
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The Methamphetamine Cleanup community includes persons that are Montana-certified to train individuals for certification in the clean up of Methamphetamine-contaminated properties in Montana. These trainers have submitted course materials pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Title 75, Chapter 10 and Administrative Rule of Montana 17.74 Subchapter 5.

Tiffany Ott
TSO Industrial Hygiene
3529 St Ann Street
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 490-2331
E-Mail: tiffany@tsoih.com

 

Disclaimer: This list is for informational purposes only. Only Montana-certified Methamphetamine lab cleanup trainers can provide Methamphetamine lab cleanup training in and for the state of Montana. You may call the Methamphetamine Cleanup Program for further information at (406) 444-5300. Additional Methamphetamine lab cleanup information can be found at our website at: www.deq.mt.gov/Meth.

List updated on: 06/21/20201

Web Sites

  • Crystal: Resources for teens and teachers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
  • Meth Project, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization based in Helena, Montana; funded by a grant from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Meth Project's primary objective is to reduce first-time methamphetamine use among Montana teens 12-17.
  • Get Smart About Drugs, a resource for parents and teachers. 
  • Montana Department of Justice Narcotics Bureau.
  • Montana Meth Project, web site created by the Montana Meth Project.

Articles/Publications

 

Last Updated: 6/21/2021

House Bill 60 Provisions

House Bill 60 passed during the 2005 legislative is entitled:

"AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DECONTAMINATION STANDARD FOR THE CLEANUP OF INDOOR PROPERTY CONTAMINATED BY THE CLANDESTINE MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE; PROVIDING FOR RULEMAKING AUTHORITY TO CHANGE THE STANDARD OR TO ADOPT SIMILAR STANDARDS FOR PRECURSORS TO METHAMPHETAMINE TO PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH; AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO PROVIDE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFYING PERSONS TO CONDUCT METHAMPHETAMINE LAB REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES; REQUIRING NOTICE TO SUBSEQUENT OCCUPANTS OF CONTAMINATED INHABITABLE PROPERTY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; PROVIDING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; AND PROVIDING CIVIL IMMUNITY FOR A PROPERTY OWNER AND OWNER'S AGENT IN CERTAIN INSTANCES".

The cleanup standard now established in law is < 0.1 micrograms of methamphetamine per 100 square centimeters of surface material. The legislation also provided definitions and created requirements for property owners and government. The full text of House Bill (HB) 60 can be located here: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2005/billhtml/HB0060.htm . A summary of HB60 provisions is as follows:

Definitions
"Inhabitable property" means any building or structure used as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab that is intended to be primarily occupied by people, either as a dwelling or a business, including a storage facility, mobile home, or recreational vehicle, that may be sold, leased, or rented for any length of time. It does not mean any water system, sewer system, land, or water outside of a building or structure.
"Surface material" means any porous or nonporous substance common to the interior of a building or structure, including but not limited to ceilings and walls, window coverings, floors and floor coverings, counters, furniture, heating and cooling duct work, and any other surfaces to which inhabitants of the building or structure may be exposed.
A property owner shall:
Notify in writing, before agreement to a lease or sale of the property that is known by the owner to have been used as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, any subsequent occupant or purchaser of that fact if the property has not been remediated by a certified contractor to the standards established by the DEQ.
A property owner may:
Provide notice to a subsequent occupant or purchaser that the owner or the owner's agent has submitted documentation to the DEQ by a certified contractor that the inhabitable has been remediated to the established standards or documentation by a certified contractor that the property meets the decontamination standards without decontamination.
A property owner, landlord or real estate agent is not required to:
Report or otherwise disclose the past contamination once an inhabitable property has been removed from the list kept by the DEQ.
  • The DEQ Shall:
    • Maintain a list of inhabitable property that has been reported as contaminated by the operation of clandestine methamphetamine lab.
    • Make the list of contaminated property available to the public through a website.
    • Shall remove the inhabitable property from the list upon confirmation by the department that an inhabitable property has been properly remediated to the established standards or that the inhabitable property meets the decontamination standards without decontamination,
    • Shall provide written notification to the local health officer and the property owner of record when the documentation shows that the inhabitable property has been properly assessed or remediated.
    • Establish by rule procedures for the certification of contractors and their employees, including procedures for the decertification of contractors and their employees for cause.
    • Establish by rule the assessment of reasonable fees to cover the cost of the contractor certification program.
    • Maintain a list of certified contractors and shall make the list available to local health officials, law enforcement officials, and the public.
    • Report contamination to the local health officer if it becomes aware that an inhabitable property has been contaminated by its use as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab
  • The DEQ May:
    • May adopt decontamination standards different than less than or equal to 0.1 micrograms of methamphetamine per 100 square centimeters of surface material to protect human health.
    • Adopt standards by rule for precursors to methamphetamine that are consistent with the standard for methamphetamine.
    • Establish by rule the number and locations of surface material samples to be collected based on the circumstances of the contamination and acceptable testing methods.
    • Establish by rule minimum standards for the training and certification of contractors and their employees who are to perform the assessment or remediation of inhabitable property contaminated by methamphetamine residues.
    • Train and test or may approve courses to train and test contractors and their employees in the proper methods of assessing, remediating, and testing inhabitable property contaminated by methamphetamine residues.
    • Adopt rules to provide for the assessment of reasonable fees to cover the state's costs of providing the training and testing if the department conducts the training and testing of contractors and their employees.
    • Adopt rules establishing reasonable requirements for the sufficiency of documentation to be provided by a certified contractor.
    • Determines that the certification process in the other state is not substantially similar to the minimum certification standards established by the department.
    • Confirm that the established decontamination standard has been met so that the owner and the owner's agent are not liable in any action brought by a person who has been given notice that is based on the presence of methamphetamine in an inhabitable property.
  • Law Enforcement Shall:
    • Report contamination to the DEQ and to the local health officer if it becomes aware that an inhabitable property has been contaminated by its use as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab.

 

House Bill 116 Provisions

House Bill 116 passed during the 2021 legislative is entitled:

"AN ACT EXPANDING THE REQUIREMENT TO NOTIFY AND REMEDIATE INHABITABLE PROPERTIES CONTAMINATED WITH METHAMPHETAMINE RESIDUE; RAISING THE DECONTAMINATION STANDARD; REVISING THE DEFINITION OF INHABITABLE PROPERTY; REVISING WHEN AN OWNER OR OWNER'S AGENT IS IMMUNE FROM CERTAIN ACTIONS; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 75-10-1301, 75-10-1302, 75-10-1303, AND 75-10-1305, MCA."

The full text of House Bill 116 can be located here: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billpdf/HB0116.pdf 

A summary of HB116 provisions is as follows:
Definitions
"Inhabitable property" means any building or structure used as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab or that has been contaminated from smoke from the use of methamphetamine that is intended to be primarily occupied by people, either as a dwelling or a business, including a storage facility, mobile home, or recreational vehicle, that may be sold, leased, or rented for any length of time

The decontamination standard for methamphetamine inside inhabitable property is less than or equal to 1.5 micrograms of methamphetamine per 100 square centimeters of surface material unless a different standard is adopted by the department by rule to protect human health.

An owner of inhabitable property that is known by the owner to have been used as a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab or that has been contaminated from smoke from the use of methamphetamine shall notify in writing any subsequent occupant or purchaser of the inhabitable property of that fact if the inhabitable property has not been remediated to the standards established in 75-10-1303 by a contractor who is certified in accordance with 75-10-1304.

Last Updated:6/21/2021